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a short disorderly kook I'm doing a major reorg of my Recipe Box so it's kind of haphazard right now.
My mum is a great cook who introduced us to a wide range of foods at a young age (I loved escargots when I was 5), and I love to try new ways to prepare food.
My strengths are pies, cookies, cheesecakes, salads, preserves, appetizers, and casual foods. I'm afraid of working with traditional yeast. The thought of making breads and buns from scratch is daunting, so I let my bread machine do the work! I have yet to achieve success baking cakes from scratch unless it's a heavy batter, like carrot cake.
It takes me forever to put a recipe together because I spend a lot of time obsessing about whether or not I forgot an ingredient or measured wrong, or if I missed a step. In my case you could call it 'kooking'!

Ninabell's Appetizer Meatballs

This recipe comes from my mother, who is a fabulous cook. She has made these meatballs for parties and family celebrations for years, and they have become a favourite for pot luck buffets. They are so easy and very addictive. Great as an appetizer, or served over cooked rice for a tasty meal.

Jump Rope Pie

Rating: 4 stars 4
"Apples, peaches, pears and plums; tell me when your birthday comes!" How many times did I play this skipping game as a child, and never thought to combine those fruits until now. It's such a fresh-tasting combination of flavours. Great on its own, or enjoy a slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Heavenly Raspberry Dessert

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Light-tasting and delicious! My mother's famous dessert recipe has completed many holiday meals and makes a stunning summery cake. This works beautifully with strawberries as well.

Chai Butter Tarts

Rating: 5 stars 1
I took my favourite butter tart recipe and spiced it up a bit!